Winter Word Festival & Highland Book Prize: Inspired by Landscape


Sponsored by the Highland Book Prize

Andrew Painting grew up in the south of England and studied English at King’s College, London and Environmental Anthropology at Aberdeen University. He moved to Scotland to volunteer with the RSPB and since 2016 has been Assistant Ecologist at the Mar Lodge EstateRegeneration (Birlinn) has been long-listed for the Highland Book Prize.

Merryn Glover was born in a former Rana palace in Kathmandu and grew up in Nepal, India and Pakistan. Her first major work was a stage play, The Long Way Home, which was broadcast on Radio Scotland. She has written three further radio plays for Radio 4 and Radio Scotland. Merryn’s first novel, A House Called Askival (2014), was published by Freight. In 2019, she was appointed the first Writer in Residence for the Cairngorms National Park. Merryn’s novel, Of Stone and Sky, has also been long-listed for the Highland Book Prize.



Wednesday 16 February 1pm – 2pm

Tickets £10 per household

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Sunday 20 Feb 2022
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